All The Young Dudes "carry the news" because it was intended for a David Bowie concept album where Ziggy Stardust spreads the news in a world with electricity.
In the UK, Michael Jackson's "Thriller" returns to the chart every Halloween, a tradition started in 2007.
"Cleveland Rocks" was written by an Englishman. Ian Hunter wrote the song after touring America in the late '70s and finding that Cleveland was by far the most receptive city to his brand of Glam Rock.
"(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding" was written by Nick Lowe in 1974. The original version with his group Brinsley Schwarz was kind of somber, but Elvis Costello made it a classic with his 1978 uptempo take.
George Harrison's 1971 song "Bangla Desh" was the first major charity single. It was part of a concert held to bring relief to the people of Bangladesh, who were fighting for independence and suffering from a famine.
Buck Dharma of Blue Oyster Cult wrote "(Don't Fear) The Reaper" after he was diagnosed with a heart condition and started thinking about his own mortality.
Shears does very little promotion, which has kept him secluded from the spotlight. What changed when Cyndi Lauper had a hit with his song? Not much, really.
The Evanescence frontwoman on the songs that have shifted meaning and her foray into kids' music.
A band so baffling, even their names were contrived. Check your score in the Ramones version of Fact or Fiction.
Despite appearances on Carson, Leno and a Pennebaker film, Williams remains a hidden treasure.
The king of Christian worship music explains talks about writing songs for troubled times.
These overtly religious songs crossed over to the pop charts, despite resistance from fans, and in many cases, churches.